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  • Blog Post: Nordic Games To Publish Under THQ Trademark

    After buying many assets like Darksiders and Red Faction in THQ’s bankruptcy auction in 2013, Nordic Games has now acquired the THQ trademark. In an interview with Polygon, Nordic Games general manager Klemens Kruezer said the studio recently bought the THQ trademark in a standalone deal outside... More
  • Blog Post: Naughty Dog Founder Jason Rubin Joins Oculus Rift

    Today, Oculus Rift announced that Naughty Dog founder and former THQ executive Jason Rubin has joined the company. Rubin will be leading Oculus Rift’s first-party content development for the VR headset. In a post on Oculus’ website, Rubin said, “There have only been a handful of times... More
  • Blog Post: Creative Director Says We May Not Have Seen The Last Of Darksiders

    Nordic Games cleaned up at THQ's IP auctions last April, snatching up dozens of titles , from All Star Cheer Squad to You Don't Know Jack. One of the higher-profile franchises the publisher acquired was Darksiders, which has left fans of the post-apocalyptic series wondering about its future... More
  • Blog Post: Tomonobu Itagaki’s Devil’s Third Is Nearly Complete And On Track For 2014

    Five years ago, Dead or Alive creator Tomonobu Itagaki left Tecmo Koei. Along with other members of Team Ninja, he formed Valhalla Game Studios. The team’s first title, Devil’s Third has had some stumbles, but Itagaki says it’s 80 percent complete and planned for release in 2014. Devil’s... More
  • Blog Post: Former THQ President Jason Rubin Has Mixed Feelings About Nintendo

    Naughty Dog co-founder and THQ's last president during its operation, Jason Rubin, has some thoughts about the future of Nintendo. His sentiments come during a financially challenging year for the House of Mario, but one marked by a number of stellar titles. "Nintendo is irrelevant as a hardware... More
  • Blog Post: THQ Sues Over Licensing Agreement, Demands All Profits From EA's UFC Game

    THQ might be a shell of its former publishing glory, but the corporation still exists. It's sole purpose is to see the remaining assets divested and as many creditors repaid as possible through the remainder of the bankruptcy . That entity has filed a lawsuit against EA and UFC owner Zuffa, Inc.... More
  • Blog Post: Nordic Games Plans The Future Of THQ's Titles

    Back in April, Nordic Games walked away from the second THQ intellectual property auction $4.9 million poorer, but dozens of properties richer. Included in the publisher's haul are Darksiders, Titan Quest, and the console distribution rights to two Double Fine digital titles (Costume Quest and Stacking... More
  • Blog Post: Saints Row IV Sells One Million, Triples PC Sales Of Third Entry

    It's been just over a week since Saints Row IV was unleashed onto an unsuspecting world. In that time, publisher Deep Silver and developer Volition have put their purple product in the hands of over one million people. Furthermore, PC sales in the first week tripled those of Saints Row: The Third... More
  • Blog Post: Liquidation Bankruptcy Approval Granted To THQ

    THQ has been granted approval of its liquidation bankruptcy plan. This means that this is very likely the last we will hear of THQ. THQ began liquidating its assets earlier this year, auctioning off its properties , and was officially closed by the end of January. All that's left now is for THQ to... More
  • Blog Post: Take A Look Inside The Offices Of 4A Games

    Earlier today, former THQ president Jason Rubin shared his perspective on 4A Games and its recent critical hit Metro: Last Light. As you might recall, the title was to be published by the now-defunct THQ and was picked up for completion and distribution by Deep Silver for $5.8 million. In his story on... More
  • Blog Post: Another Ubisoft Creative Is Let Go

    The casualties mount for those brought over from Ubisoft's acquisition of THQ Montreal . Today Jean-Francois Bolvin, a producer on the Assassin's Creed franchise before he moved over to THQ was let go. Bolvin's departure was tweeted by friend and colleague Patrice Désilets, whose employment... More
  • Blog Post: Patrice Désilets Departing Ubisoft Once Again

    [Update] Ubisoft has provided the following statement to Game Informer, but has declined to specifically address the status of the projects in question (1666 and Underdog). The acquisition of THQ Montréal in January allowed Ubisoft to welcome 170 experienced developers, including Patrice Désilets... More
  • Blog Post: THQ Auction Results: Nordic Games Publishing Purchases Most, Homeworld to Gearbox

    [Update] Thanks to the official court filing, we now have additional information about how the bidding process was concluded. Nordic Games Publishing did not bid piecemeal on the IPs they eventually acquired. Rather, their accepted bid of $4.9 million was for "substantially all the IP." Given... More
  • Blog Post: Gearbox Acquires Homeworld From THQ

    The first news of the THQ intellectual property auction is trickling in. Gearbox has just announced via its forums that they have acquire the Homeworld series. The following statement was issued, and should give fans of the franchise hope. Gearbox Software has prevailed as the highest bidder in the acquisition... More
  • Blog Post: Who Do You Hope Bought THQ's Remaining IPs?

    Today's THQ news revealed a little more about the company's financial dealings, but on Monday we'll be getting a full rundown of which studios have purchased THQ's remaining IPs. Where do you want to see each series end up? You can find a full rundown of which franchise were available... More
  • Blog Post: THQ Disclosure Filing Reveals New Bankruptcy Information On WWE And Bids For Other Assets

    A filing submitted by THQ related to the auction of remaining assets reveals new information about how WWE and Yuke's avoided participation in the sell-off. It also discloses numbers related to the bids that have been submitted for the six lots currently available. In the lengthy document, it was... More
  • Blog Post: Creators May Get Darksiders IP Back

    The ex-Vigil staff at Crytek USA may get a chance to keep working on the franchise they created in their former lives under the THQ banner. Crytek will be bidding on the Darksiders intellectual property when it goes up for sale. Crytek USA head David Adams tweeted, “Going to bid on Darksiders IP... More
  • Blog Post: Saints Row Developer Speaks Out On THQ Closing

    There were many factors that played into the collapse of publisher THQ, but as a developer for one of the publisher's hottest properties, Saint's Row developer Volition had a unique perspective on the state of the company. While speaking with GameSpot , the Saint's Row team had a few things... More
  • Blog Post: Patrice Désilets Officially Returning To Ubisoft

    It turns out you can go home again after all. Former Assassin's Creed creative director will return to Ubisoft via the company's acquisition of THQ Montreal. At the time of the studio's sale , it was unknown if Désilets would indeed make the move back to Ubisoft, and today Polygon... More
  • Blog Post: Metro: Last Light Coming This May

    Metro: Last Light was originally slated to come out this month, but the game was delayed. It's understandable, considering the upheaval that surrounded the game's development, including the collapse of publisher THQ. Now its new publisher , Deep Silver, has announced that the game is coming out... More
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